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Title: Effect of internal control systems on financial performance of local governments in Mbale District: case study of Mbale District
Authors: Rurangwa, Claudio
Keywords: Internal Control Systems
Financial Performance
Local Governments
Issue Date: Jul-2018
Publisher: Kampala International University, College of Economics & management.
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of internal control system on financial management of local governments in Mbale district. This was guided by the following specific objectives; to find out the impact of control environment on the financial management of local governments, find out the impact of control activities on the financial management of local governments, and finally examine the impact of information and communication on the financial performance of local governments. The study adopted a research design in which 36 respondents provided data through completion of structured self-administered questionnaires. The study found out that for every unit change in control environment, there is a corresponding change of 12.7% in financial performance. For the case of control activities, its corresponding change in financial performance was 26.1% whereas there was a corresponding unit change of 22.4% of information and communication in financial performance. The study concluded that there is an insignificant change of control environment, control activities and information and communication on financial performance. The study recommends among other things, the district should employ skilled and competent professional internal auditors to strengthen the internal controls and minimize on fraud. This will yield high better financial performance with efficient control environment, control activities and finally information & communication as this would help the district on cases of fraud, embezzlement and cash mismanagement. In addition, there should be training of employees in corporation as important motivational tool of motivating employees towards better performance. In fact, through training, employees will get motivated and a full understanding of all characteristics of the internal control, their nature in relation to hence better management and performance.
Description: A research report submitted to the College of Economics and Management in partial fulfilment of the requirement for the Award of the Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration of Kampala International University
Appears in Collections:Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

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